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The First Book of Samuel
Exciting David and Jonathan Bible Study
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David Loves Jonathan and Jonathan Loves David
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our David and Jonathan Bible study taking a look into the David and
Jonathan Bible story of how much David loved Jonathan and Jonathan
loved David with brotherly love and how the absolutely awesome David
and Jonathan Bible study message affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian
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David And Jonathan Bible Story Explained
Why David Loves Jonathan and Jonathan Loves David
Greetings and great to be with you again to share more Daily Bread.
As you recall, the last time we met, we shared the story of David and
Goliath, and because of the strength of God in him, David was held in
very high esteem of the children of Israel, having saved them from
the Philistines and Goliath, who the Philistines where counting on to
ascertain victory over Israel.
And as it happened, at that time, Jonathan, Saul's son, met David and
1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own
They weren't just pals ... They were the best of friends, and because
Jonathan felt such an immense bond with David, they made a covenant.
Now, you won't find the words of that covenant in Chapter 18, but I
went ahead and cheated a little bit and read further so that you
could know what it was ...
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David Loves Jonathan and Jonathan Loves David Verse
1 Samuel 20:42
... We have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be
between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever.
Now what does that mean ... In modern English, since the lingo of
King James' era was a litttttle bit different than we talk today. It
probably means something like, May the Lord always keep our
friendship together, and our children too, and forever after.
Then Jonathan gave David his coat, garments, sword, bow and belt. One
might imagine that this gesture showed that this covenant meant a lot
to Jonathan, since he was a man of valor and these things must have
certainly been special to him. We'll talk more about the covenant
between David and Jonathan when we get to Chapter 20.
As you can tell, the Spirit of the Lord was with David, and he won
the respect of all Israel, including the soldiers that Saul put him
in charge of, and Saul's other servants as well.
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David Loves Jonathan and Jonathan Loves David Truth
When they returned from the battle where David slew Goliath, the
women of all the cities, in celebration, went to meet the king with
music and singing and dancing, and they chanted back and forth to one
another saying ...
Saul has killed his thousands ...
And David his ten thousands ...
... Which sparked a considerable amount of jealousy in the king,
since David was enjoying the thrill of the victory and the attention
and admiration of the people, and God's favor ... The only thing that
David didn't have, in Saul's opinion ... Was the kingdom. The Bible
It's a pretty good guess that "eyed" means that Saul was either
jealous, suspicious, envious, or all of the above. The next day, the
evil spirit from God came upon Saul again. David played the harp for
him to calm him and there was a javelin in Saul's hand, which he
threw at David, intending to skewer him to the wall with it, but
David escaped it ... Twice!
Now as we said, the Lord was with David, and had left Saul. Make no
mistake ... Saul knew the power of the Lord, having experienced first
hand some pretty amazing stuff, so knowing that the power of the Lord
now rested with David, and that he was experiencing evil spirits sent
from God, it made Saul afraid of David.
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David Loves Jonathan and Jonathan Loves David Fact
So, what do you think Saul did next? He promoted David from being his
harp player in his house and his armor bearer, to being the captain
over a thousand soldiers of the army of Israel. A promotion?
Perhaps ... But also a lot more dangerous of a job for David than
playing the harp, and for Saul a lot more security than having a
giant killer that you're afraid of, carrying your weapons. All in
all, David's demise was what Saul was scheming, which was far more
likely with him on the battlefield.
That wasn't the entire plan Saul had to bringing David down. He then
offered his elder daughter to David for a wife if he would be strong
and fight the Lord's battles. Of course his ulterior motive was that
the Philistines would kill David instead of he himself killing him,
and that way his name wouldn't be shamed.
An interesting thing to note is that if we go back to Chapter 17,
you'll see that David actually already won the daughter of the king,
among other things, because he killed Goliath ...
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1 Samuel 17:25
And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely
to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth
him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his
daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.
But David, instead of saying, Uhhh, according to the fellas out on
the battlefield, I already won the wench ... Being an humble person,
(just as Saul once was) said:
1 Samuel 18:18
Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I
should be son in law to the king?
Remember? Saul said a similar thing when Samuel told him he was gonna
1 Samuel 9:21
Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my
family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore
then speakest thou so to me?
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David Loves Jonathan and Jonathan Loves David Forever
You've gotta know, this was a weird predicament David was in. Being
son-in-law to the king was sure to have its perks ... But one may not
be so anxious if the king has already wielded his spear at ya a
couple of times with no good reason known to you! After all, you were
just playin' a little jam on the harp to get his kingship to simmer
down and relax because obviously something was troubling him.
Well, it turns out that Saul's eldest daughter was given to someone
else to marry, but Saul's daughter Michal loved David. This pleased
Saul, hoping that she would be a trap for David ... How so you ask?
In those days, a dowry was required of a prospective groom. What is a
dowry? In polite terms, it is a gift from the groom to the parents of
the bride ... In frank terms, it's a price for a wife. Now, Saul told
his servants to secretly tell David that the king wanted him to be
his son-in-law, and David replied, Is it no big deal to you to be a
king's son-in-law, since I'm a poor man?
Well, the servants relayed this back to Saul, who then told the
servants to tell David that he didn't want any dowry, but to kill one
hundred uncircumcised Philistines to be avenged of the king's
enemies. Saul thought surely that David would be killed in an attempt
to do something so dangerous.
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David Loves Jonathan and Jonathan Loves David Summary
Well, David went above and beyond the required dowry substitute and
killed two hundred Philistines, so Saul gave him Michal to be his
wife. Saul recognized that the Lord was with David and that Michal
loved him, and this made Saul all the more afraid of David and all
the more his enemy. As for David, he conducted himself more wisely
than all of Saul's servants, and everyone knew it.
Wow! What a story! Can't wait to find out what Saul has in store for
David next, can you? Well, hurry back and we'll break more Daily
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare